For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS NORANDA J265
Then RCMP Vessel IRVINE MP13 (1945)
Then Yacht MIRIANA (1962)
Built at Levis, Que, she was commissioned at Quebec City on 15 May 1942. Noranda arrived at Halifax on 30 May 1942, and after working up at Pictou was assigned to Halifax Force. In Feb 1943, she was transferred to WLEF and, when it was divided into escort groups in Jun 1943, became a member of EG W-9. Noranda went to Sydney Force in May 1944. After a major refit at Lunenburg from Sep to Dec 1944, she proceeded to Bermuda to work up. After returning to Halifax on 02 Feb 1945, she served briefly with Halifax Force before re-joining Sydney Force. She was paid off at Halifax on 28 Aug 1945, and transferred to the marine section of the RCMP as Irvine. Sold in 1962 for use as a yacht and re-named Miriana, she sank at Montego Bay, Jamaica, in May 1971.